Archives for April, 2019

Apr
28

EC Lotus: Montessori-PYP…If you’re happy and you know it, how do you show it?

如果你感到开心…你将如何表现出来? Our Lotus parents shared some wonderful pictures of children looking happy in our WeChat group last week, giving us wonderful prompts to explore with such questions as: 上周我们莲花班家长们在微信群里分享了很多孩子快乐的照片,这也为我们的调研提供了很好的证明 我们自问 : What does my face look like when I’m happy? 当我开心的时候我的表情看起来是怎样的? How does my body feel when I am happy? 当我开心的时候我的身体有什么样的感受? What does my body […]

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Apr
28

Earth week and Mindfulness

Last week we celebrated Earth Day by planting seeds. Children are curious about what is going to happen after seeing the roots appear a few days later. The bright sun and clean air two weeks ago let us finally enjoy outdoor time. Walks around campus are also possible now. Running and crawling on the grass, […]

By Helena Arranz | Uncategorized
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Apr
28

Exhibition in progress…

Back to our Exhibition journey…We started our week talking about Earth Day! Learning about how Trees are connected was a great provocation, to discuss how if we pay attention to nature we can learn a lot! Our Exhibition journey is helping us to be more aware of different traits we have as communicators, risk takers, […]

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Apr
28

Happy Earth Day!

We kicked off our week with Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22nd. It was perfect timing, as we are all excited about our unit focus on Earth’s changes. We were recently discussing how we “don’t fall off earth because we have a moon, which gives us gravity.”  We then worked […]

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Apr
27

‘We went on a nature hunt, we searched high and low’

” A child, more than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature.” – Maria Montessori ” The child should live in an environment of beauty.” – Maria Montessori ” The things he sees are not just remembered, they form a part of his soul.” – Maria Montessori -by Ruby Kalsi and Bella Liu, EC […]

By Early Childhood Team | Early Childhood . IB Primary Years Programme . Montessori
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Apr
27

Our blooming marvelous week in Plum Blossom!

Dear Plum Blossom Parents, 亲爱的梅花班的家长您好! This week our campus at QAIS has seen an explosion of beauty and color as the Cherry Blossom trees have finally bloomed into gorgeous shades of pink. The children have used all their senses to explore them… gently touching the fallen petals, observing the delicate textures and smelling the flowers. […]

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Apr
21

Happiness is Concentration 幸福就是专注

Dear Peony Cottage Parents, This week we began our next unit of inquiry, ‘Emotions and Feelings’.  The transdisciplinary theme is ‘How We Express Ourselves” and the central idea is: ‘WE EXPRESS OUR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS”.  Here is our UNIT LETTER for you to view and download. Please pay special attention to […]

By Early Childhood Team | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Apr
21

EC Lotus – Montessori PYP

This week the children have been enjoying a wonderful time at recess with the nice weather!  In recent days, our teaching team has spent time on observing more and reflecting on the children’s individual needs so that we can better plan for their learning goals.  We have just started our final Unit of Inquiry on […]

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Apr
21

Xi’an Field Trip

What a trip! We spend 4 days together in Xian and we loved every minute of it! Reconnecting with the history of our host country China, inquiring, applying the ATL skills plus getting to know each other better and making memories together is PRICELESS! We visited different museums and historic sites… We started at Banpo […]

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Apr
21

How the World Works

We were all very excited to come back after our fun-filled Spring break. We loved sharing and hearing the relaxing, fun, or exciting experiences we all had. We have started our fifth unit of inquiry, How the World Works. In this unit we will focus on Earth’s changes. We unscrambled our central idea: Earth goes […]

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